L’homme A Tout Faire
The Armand Dorion creature is an osmosis between a remarkable man met by accident and a remarkable actor met on purpose. I only had to blend their affinities in order to create thise « handyman », knight of the modern times. As soon as he is born, Armand Dorion shares his story with us, looking for an audience, in order to communicate the simplest message : love, always love, whatever may happen. The time it takes to say « I love you », as Gilles Vigneault sings, is never lost.
Micheline Lanctot is known for her examinations of social chaos and life on the fringe of society. She had a successful career as an actress who worked in both French and English productions: she won the Canadian Film Award for her portrayal of the idealistic young Bernadette in Gilles Carle’s film La vraie nature de Bernadette. In 1978, she was again nominated. After playing a a key role in The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Lanctot gained international recognition. She moved to Hollywood and then returned to Quebec where she resumed working with the Canadian National Film Board. She wrote and directed A Token Gesture, an animated short about female sterotypes. Several of her later films won international awards including a silver medal at the 1980 San Sebastain Festival for L’homme à tout faire, and a 1983 Genie (the Canadian Oscar) for Sonatine.